E Words for Kids
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Yeehaw! In this series, our alphabet friends, A through Z, become tourists in America’s cities. At each of their stops, letters dig into their supplies in order to learn a new word study skill or vocabulary term.
E has packed a stuffed envelope for a journey to El Paso, Texas! During E’s trip, E is excited to learn about different syllable features and patterns through the use of word lists in an envelope. E is looking forward to exploring landmarks in El Paso, visiting “e”-named animals at the zoo and aquarium, reviewing technology words that begin with “e”, and learning all about communication words, like emotions, that start with the letter “e”. Let’s giddy up to El Paso for a day of extra exciting roaming, learning, and reading adventures!
Tip: Best educational practices related to word study include: read-alouds, discussion, and writing. It is important to build rich connections between readers and the vocabulary words they learn. For instance, discuss sample sentences and make other personal associations to bolster recall, decoding, and encoding. As always, remember that some words may require frontloading and framing depending on the learner’s age, background, and needs. Helpful reminders for readers: A vowel is a speech sound produced by letters a, e, i, o, u and sometimes y. A consonant is a speech sound produced by all of the other letters in the alphabet.
CVC (consonant-vowel-consonant) Words: E’s first adventure in El Paso is to learn all about CVC words. E stops for a delicious breakfast of eggs and bacon with chips and salsa. Sounds egg-cellent, E! CVC words consist of a consonant, followed by a vowel, followed by another consonant. Examples of CVC words include “beg,” “bet,” and “set.” These words are important to learn because they help readers develop their phonemic awareness, which is the ability to identify and manipulate the individual sounds in words. Below is a short list of consonant-vowel-consonant words that contain the letter “e.” Let’s take a look at what E pulls from its envelope!
Closed Syllables: E begins its journey through El Paso with a first stop at El Paso’s Museum of Art. While there, E enjoys artwork from both Europe and Mexico. After several exhibits, E sips its water and pulls out another list from its envelope about closed syllables. When the vowel of a syllable is short, the syllable is closed off by one or more consonants. Examples of closed syllable words include “hat,” “pin,” and “dotted.” Let’s review these words with E.
Open Syllables: E is excited to travel around El Paso, but is also feeling exhausted, so the El Paso Plaza Theater is a great place to cool down, see a film, and relax for a little while. Before the movie, E pulls out its next list from an envelope. The next list has open syllables! Open syllables have a vowel sound that is long and ends with a vowel. Because there is no consonant after the vowel in that syllable, the vowel is able to make the long sound, which sounds exactly like the name of the letter that makes the sound in that syllable. Examples of open syllable words include “no,” “me,” and “hi.” The “o” in “no” sounds just like how “o” is identified by name. The “i” in “hi” sounds just like how “i” is identified by name. Let’s review with “E”!
Silent Vowel Pairs (or Teams): After the movie, E decides to go to the El Paso Zoo and Botanical Gardens to enjoy some local flowers and animals. E sits in the shade of a large cactus and pulls the next list from its envelope: silent vowel pairs! Silent vowel pairs have two vowels together: one of them stays silent. Examples of silent vowel pair words include “boat,” “rain,” and “suit.” Even though the vowels are a pair or team, the first vowel to appear in the pair makes the sound. Below is a list of words that begin with “e” and have a silent vowel pair or words that begin with other letters, but have a silent vowel pair where “e” makes the sound.
R-Controlled Vowels: E decides to visit the Magoffin Home State Historic Site for a bit of history. This Magoffin family helped expand the territory and size of the United States. After a tour, E sits and enjoys the sights while looking at the next list. This list is all about “R” and how it can be a bossy letter. R-controlled vowels happen when a vowel is controlled by the letter “r.” Examples of r-controlled vowels include “car,” “bird,” and “fern.” E reviews the list below:
Final Stable Syllables: E knows that El Paso is rich in history and decides to visit some of the missions on the historic El Paso Mission Trail. This trail is several miles and features religious buildings. E takes a break during its visit and utilizes its next list in its envelope to learn about final stable syllables. Final stable syllables are found in the final (last or lattermost) position of words. These syllables contain a consonant and one of the following vowel endings: -ble, -cle, -dle, -fle, -gle, -kle, -ple, -sle, -tle, -zle, -tion, -sion, -ture, -cian, -cious, and -tious. They are called “stable” because the pronunciation of each is reliable and predictable (always the same). Here’s the list that E reads:
“E” in Animals: Later on, E enjoys an empanada for lunch in a small restaurant. While there, E enjoys the next list about animals that begin with the letter “e.”
“E” in Technology: After the zoo, E decides to visit the San Jacinto Plaza fountain! While there, After E takes some photos, E pulls out the next list from its envelope. This one is all about technology. Here’s what E sees!
“E” in Communication: Before E ends an exciting day, E decides to visit a beautiful rose garden in El Paso. After looking at all the different colors and types, E takes a break on a nearby bench and reads another list. These are important words! Here are nouns, adjectives, and verbs that readers and communicators should become familiar with.